Women's Fiction

We represent fresh, intelligent women's fiction with a commercial sensibility, including funny, insightful voices, romans à clef, juicy beach reads, and emotional stories of love, identity, and family. Our authors include Laura Fitzgerald, author of Target Book Club Pick Veil of Roses, RITA-award winner Lani Diane Rich and book club favorite Jennie Shortridge.  We love writers who make us smile, make us cry, and make us think.

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Caroline Angell

All the Time in the World

Henry Holt/Macmillan

By turns hilarious, sexy, and wise, Caroline Angell's remarkable and generous debut is the story of a young woman's discovery of the things that matter most. When Charlotte becomes a nanny to the McLean’s two boys, she hardly expects it to become long-term. But a tragedy leaves them all bereft and Charlotte must choose between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.

Camille Perri

The Assistants

Putnam

This wry and astute debut from Camille Perri is about a young Manhattanite named Tina Fontana whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. With a starred Booklist review and dozens of impressive blurbs, The Assistants speaks directly to a new generation of women looking for a clever, fun heroine looking to get ahead without playing by the rules.

Jeffrey Stepakoff

The Melody of Secrets

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press


Jeffrey Stepakoff, Emmy-winning  writer for "The Wonder Years" and "Dawson’s Creek," has written an epic love story set against the 1960s U.S. space program, when deeply-buried secrets could threaten not just a marriage, but a country.  Maria was barely eighteen as WWII was coming to its explosive end. A brilliant violinist, she tried to comfort herself with the Sibelius Concerto as American bombs rained down. James Cooper wasn't much older. A roguish fighter pilot stationed in London, he was shot down during a daring night raid and sought shelter in Maria’s cottage.

Susan Albert

Loving Eleanor

Persevero Press

From New York Times bestselling author, this story follows the relationship between political reporter Lorena Hickok—Hick—and Eleanor Roosevelt. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring friendship documented by 3300 letters. Set during the chaotic years of the Great Depression into the Second World War, Loving Eleanor is a profoundly moving novel that celebrates the depth and durability of women's love.

Wendy Wax

Sunshine Beach

Berkley/Penguin Group

In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life. But as they plan on renovating the seaside jewel on a TV show, things start to go horribly wrong—personally and professionally—when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again.

Stephanie Ash

The Annie Year

Unnamed Press

"Ash’s debut novel brilliantly captures the slanted quirkiness of a Midwest full of small-business owners and exploding home-methamphetamine labs... Darkly hilarious and weirdly beguiling." —Kirkus Reviews

Stephanie Wilbur Ash, a former editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, shares the story of Tandy Caide, whose affair with the ponytailed vocational agriculture teacher sends her community into a tailspin and leads her on a journey to self-discovery.